Vanessa Kerry is the co-founder and CEO of Seed Global Health, a global NGO that partners with governments to strengthen human resources for health in countries with shortages of physicians, nurses, and midwives. She is also a critical care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital where she has served on the frontlines of COVID-19 response.
In mobilizing to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the world must come together to strengthen comprehensive health systems and maintain progress on global goals in health and beyond, according to this op-ed.
"There is a simple truth: Investing in women's health creates a ripple effect that results in healthy societies on all levels." Seed Global Health CEO Vanessa Kerry weighs in on the economic case for family planning and reproductive rights.
While there is no simple solution to achieve the SDGs, none of the health targets can be achieved without the health professionals who diagnose and treat disease in all its complexity. Overlook the major role they have in creating strong health systems, or fail to invest in building their capacity and sustainability will remain a faraway dream.
Despite success in reducing mortality rates, the world’s most vulnerable, hard-to-reach women and children continue to face great barriers to accessing basic health services. Kris Perry, Save the Children Action Network president, and Vanessa Kerry, Seed Global Health co-founder and CEO weigh in.
For thousands of physicians, medical credentials have been replaced by a new label: Refugee. Seed Global Health CEO Vanessa Kerry explains how we can overcome the problems that are preventing trained health workers from being fully utilized as clinicians and educators in the health workforce.